2022 Awards Eligibility

If you're voting for the Hugos, the Nebulas, or other SFF awards, below you can find my eligible work published in 2022.

Below each story, you can find some keywords that might pique your interest. Feel free to reach me out if you have any questions or want to talk about a story.

Thank you for considering it!

Short Story category

"The Eight Hundred Legs of the Rio-Niterói Bridge" – Podcastle #737

  • Fantasy, historical fiction, civil works, historical erasure, journalism, stone creatures

Rio-Niterói bridge is the most important bridge in Rio de Janeiro. It was built during the most harsh period of Brazil's military dictatorship. During its construction, 100s of workers were concreted alive; forever unacknowledged while the government squealed about progress.

In 1992, journalist Geraldo, whose father died during the bridge’s construction, learns about strange sightings and wrecks near the bridge’s columns. He’s going to investigate… But sometimes, the past resurfaces to be acknowledged.

"Look to the Sky, My Love" – Solarpunk Magazine #1

  • Sustainability, environment, green energy, Brazilian culture, hopeful future, dance, party, mechas

Solândia's June Party is a place of unrestricted happiness. It's where people go for joy and love, friendship and fun (and also regional food, of course). It's also what powers entire communities with the kinetic energy of dance. But when you look at it through the eyes of grief, everything looks different and supressed memories start to sprout. But look… you've got a love mail and it's time to follow the clues and find its meaning.

"The Whittler" – Translunar Travelers Lounge #6

  • Secondary world fantasy, words, spriggans, transformation, creation, magic

The Shapesayers are creatures capable of narrating things into life, from objects to their own partners. But The Whittler has the Shapesayers under her grasp and will demand certain things from them… Otherwise, she may whittle their bodies with words and prevent them from speaking them, hindering their power to create!

"The Small Shop of Me" – Daily Science Fiction

  • Cyberpunk, body transformation, dystopia, extreme capitalism

Olaf starts selling parts of himself to keep his brother alive without knowing how much of himself he can give; and how much of us can turn into commodities.

"The Norms From Up Here" – The Dread Machine #2.2

  • Brazilian favelas, language, dystopia, cyberpunk, implants, social inequality

In a Rio de Janeiro where language is controlled by the state, Abá wants to enroll her daughter in a school. But she needs to graduate in high school herself first, so she needs to speak according to the Norm. But she wasn't born with the proper education, reserved for the elites. She wasn't born in the "right" place, with the "right" skin, with the "right" opportunities. So she decides to implant the Normalizer in her head. It allows her to route her thoughts and words to speak properly. Things go south when she's reported to the authorities.

"Five Questions for the Monthly Routine Check of FTL Drive Chief Operators" – OnSpec Magazine #120

  • Space opera, unusual format, space travel, asteroid mining, father/daughter

When you leave your job for a shitty job in a miner spaceship, you know you're doing what you don't want. In the form of a professional examination, this story delves deeply in the mind of someone longing for his daughter, for home, and for everything he needed to leave behind.

"Curselifter" Dark Recesses Press Vol. 6 #16

  • Dark fantasy, horror, suffering, secondary world fantasy, grimdark

Munzur walks across the Wretched Lands cursing people for coins so she can properly bury her family in the Towers of the Dead. With the memory of her agonizing brother still vivid in her mind, she receives an invitation from a Merchant Lord to curse his own daughter.